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Podcast – EV News Feb 2020

At the start of each month EV Choice will be bringing you a roundup of interesting and unusual electric vehicle stories that have been reported in the previous month. Ionity https://ionity.eu/where-and-how.html#pricing Volkswagen – e-golf and ID.3 https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/volkswagen-passes-the-mark-of-250000-electric-vehicles-5699 https://www.manager-magazin.de/unternehmen/autoindustrie/volkswagen-ag-elektroauto-id-3-mit-massiven-softwareproblemen-a-1301896.html Smarthttps://www.smart.com/ i-news and National Grid https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/electric-car-surge-exclusive-power-cuts-national-grid-overload-1366304 https://www.nationalgrideso.com/news GM Cruise – Japan Todayhttps://japantoday.com/category/tech/gm’s-cruise-heads-down-new-road-with-new-robotaxi-concept Obrist – Tesla Model 3 … Read more

2020 Toyota Mirai

Toyota chooses elegant GT look for 2020 Mirai Fuel Cell EV

Let’s face it, the original Toyota Mirai exterior design screamed “unconventional”. Although not unpleasant to look at it was just, well a bit quirky. With the Mk2 Mirai the designers have gone for a completely different look. More conventional yes, but an extremely well proportioned GT fastback shape. We really like it. The interior also … Read more

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford starts taking orders for new Mustang Mach-E

Ford is now accepting pre-orders for the new Mustang Mach-E which was launched with great fanfare in November 2019. It’s a pure EV and appears on paper to be a close competitor to the Jaguar i-Pace, apart from on price which is considerably cheaper. Part coupe, part SUV, Ford calls the vehicle a “sleek, beautiful … Read more

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Election manifestos 2019 – party policies on electric vehicles compared

Now we’re not expecting anyone to vote for a party just because of their policies on electric vehicles and electricity generation/charging. But we think it’s important, so here’s the lowdown – the manifesto statements from each main party for the 2019 election relating to EVs and zero-emissions transportation. Of especial interest to those planning to … Read more

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla previews radical Cybertruck

If you’re the shy and retiring type who doesn’t seek attention, then maybe this is not the vehicle for you… Enter the new Tesla Cybertruck! Taking a radically different design approach to Rivian (which has retained the familiar 3 box outline shape) Tesla has gone for a Mars lander / Space 1999 / sci-fi concept … Read more

Vauxhall Vivaro-e EV van

Vauxhall announces Vivaro EV van for 2020

Vauxhall has announced (05/11/19) that it will launch the new Vivaro-e next year, the electric version of its best-selling medium van. Taking a different approach to Ford, they have chosen to develop a pure battery EV, whereas the Ford Transit is a PHEV plug-in hybrid, or to be more precise a REx (range extended EV). … Read more

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The UK’s most efficient electric car

As you set off in your shiny new Tesla Model 3, you’ll be congratulating yourself on having bought one of the most efficient EVs available – delivering a real world 5 miles / kWh. But what if a car could be 4 times as efficient at an astonishing 20 miles / kWh? Well there is, … Read more

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Ford announces Transit PHEV specs and prices

Ford has released some technical details and pricing of the PHEV version of its best selling Transit Custom. It’s the first van in this segment to offer a petrol-electric powertrain. Although marketed as a PHEV in fact it’s a range extender (REx), meaning the motor is electric-only and the 1.0 petrol engine only cuts in … Read more

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The most reliable electric car 2019

The What Car 2019 reliability survey has been released, showing that electric and hybrid cars have the highest reliability of any group (cars up to 5 years old). The worst group for reliability was large SUVs! Scores for pure EVs were mostly very high; for example Tesla Model S 98.8%, BMW i3 95.2% and Nissan … Read more